I am desperate for a very dark chocolate buttercream recipe. I have a bride that wants it extremely dark brown. Any ideas?
I'd just add brown food coloring to my favorite chocolate buttercream recipe! Might be considered cheating, but gets the job done....
I am confused, does she want the taste of dark chocolate, or does she just want a very dark brown?
For a dark brown color, just add brown food coloring until its the right color.
For the ultimate dark chocolate BC, I buy the Hersheys Special Dark chocolate bars, melt them and add to my BC icing. I also add some cocoa powder. I do add quite a bit of the chocolate, like 1-2 bars.
Do make sure that she wants the dark chocolate flavor though, I LOVE dark chocolate, and actually dislike milk chocolate. Dark chocolate has a distinctive bitter taste that you either LOVE or HATE. Good Luck!
For a truely dark chocolate flavor you should use ganache.. no chocolate buttercream can compete with the chocolate flavor of ganache.
I love using Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa. Great chocolate taste and rich dark brown color.